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smashed mitt romney last night. >> obama: in the 1980s or now calling and ask for their foreign policy back. we visited their web site quite a bit and it still doesn't work. governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. >> cenk: a lot more of that. that's going to be fun! we've got match-ups. then we've got mitt romney sweating up a storm. what was he so nervous about? mark hamill is back in the studio to break that part of the debate down. >> there's like scripted drama where you couldn't believe the stunned look on his face. >> cenk: and then reverend jesse jackson joins us to break down the sensata controversy. >> make no mistake about it, sensata, freeport, illinois, is ground zero on the american fight to keep jobs here in the united states. [ applause ] >> cenk: and more elbows than you can shake your first at. go time! >> obama: i said if i got bin laden in sights, i would take that shot. >> the president was way too aggressive. >> the president was mor
taking action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. (vo) during the debates, it's hard to know what candidates are thinking. unless, of course you've stood at the podium yourself. with governors granholm, spitzer, and vice president gore, watch the only truly experienced presidential debate coverage. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? now find the most hard core driver in america. that guy, put him in it. what's this? [ male announcer ] tell him he's about to find out. you're about to find out. [ male announcer ] test it. highlight the european chassis 6 speed manual, dual exhaust wide stance, clean lines have him floor it, spin it punch it, drift it put it through its paces is he happy? oh ya, he's happy! [ male announcer ] and that's how you test your car for fun. easy.
: and we've got a binder full of elbows for mitt romney. you know what time it is. it's go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> romney: i had a question. >> the two candidates go after each other aggressively. >> this is like a boxy match. >> romney: the question was how much did you cut them by. >> they're literally in each other's faces. >> i have an answer. >> tiptiptoed to rudeness. >> an amore assertive president obama. >> obama clearly had a good night. >> it was an act of terror. >> he did call it an act of terror. >> on the question of libya both the president and romney were wrong. >> i'm still trying to get the hang of this thing debating. >> time for him to put together a vision of what he did in the final four years. >> i'll keep improving as time goes on. i have one left. >> we have this show. >> cenk: i hear you on that. although you didn't love what you heard last night. the script began as it did in the first debate as it did between mitt romney and abraham. mitt romney came out strong. here's what happened in the first question. >> romney: i know what it takes to create good job
according to governor romney. women are still thinking about a lot of important things, like how fast they can get out of office and back into the kitchen to cook for the families. >> if you're going to have women in the work force sometimes they need to be more flexion i'll. my chief of staff had two kids still in school. she said i can't be here until 7:00 or 8:00 at night. i need to get home to be there for making dinner for my kids. >> well, even though he seemed to say that the most important thing to working women is how quickly they can get home to cook romney claimed that he sought qualified women to work for him. >> i went to my staff and i said how come all the people for the jobs are all men. they said they have the qualifications. i said gop, can't we find some women to are qualified. i went to women's groups and said can you find folks. they brought us whole binders full of women. >> binders full of women. it was the quote that launched a thousand tweets. behind the awkward sort of wording is a complete lack of specifics. he still has not said whether he supports the lily
turks." hoops, they did it again. >> romney: this fall i'm supporting richard mourdock for senate. >> i think life begins in that horrible situation of rape that is something that god intended to happen. >> romney: there is so much at stake. i hope you'll join me in supporting richard mourdock for u.s. senate. >> cenk: you can bet your bottle dollar i will not. we'll bring that to you in a minute. and then mitt has a new new is strategy. >> i came in and and some have been holding signs that say democrats for romney. i love that. did the romney's get rich off the auto bailout. >> romney: i said absolutely not. do not write a bailout check. >> but a bailout check was written by none other than ann romney. >> cenk: and then someone who richly deserved it. you know who i'm talking about. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: there is only one g.o.p. senate candidate that romney has backed in this election cycle. it's richard mourdock from indiana. here is his ad supporting him. >> romney: this fall i'm supporting richard mourdock for senate. richard worked with governor mitch daniels wi
debate was over, mitt romney was the only contender with a reason to keep smiling. according to a cnn poll, 67% of adults thought romney won the debate compared to just 25% who picked the president. 46% of undecided voters in a cbs poll gave the win to romney to just 22% for mr. obama. nearly a third of the undecideds were undecided. romney's positive rating rose above 50% for the first time in this campaign in a reuters poll. the president's ratings stayed unchanged at 56%. romney stayed on the attack even though his positions were to be charitable and flatly untrue. here's some of what he said about his tax plan and the economy. >> romney: i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. my plan is not to put in place any tax cut that will add to the deficit. my view is we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class but i'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. we have 23 million people out of work. or stop look for work in this country. >> eliot: here's how the obama campaig
showed last night, and the time could not be worse for mitt romney. comments when an abortion appropriate came into a debate for indiana candidate for senate richard mourdock against democrat joe donnelly. they both say they're pro-life. richard mourdock said this. >> the i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that god intended to happen. >> eliot: some republicans backed off michigan quickly. mike pens has urged richard mourdock to apologize. and others say quote, richard mourdock's comments damage all republicans especially romney as the fight for the women's vote intensifies. this could be a defining moment for romney and he should immediately denounce both murdoch and the comment. with the policy poll showing the lead to romney. with the race neck and neck, romney does not need the gender gap to come to the fore . andrea saul would only say governor romney disagrees with richard mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views. romney continued airing this richard mourdock endorsement the only ad he has released backing a senate candi
to get mitt romney elected. they're also making sure their employees vote the right way writing in an e-mail to 45,000 workers... >> i've called this a thinly veiled threat to vote their way or be fired but i'm not sure it is that veiled at all. here's the really disgusting thing. it gets worse than what i've already told you. the koch brothers back group alec which drafts model legislation for state lawmakers has actually succeeded in passing laws that make it illegal for public employees to talk about politics on the job. consider that for a minute. koch's personal law that prohibits teachers and firefighters and possible union members to even talk about politics but at the same time as the other side of their mouth they're telling their employees exactly who to vote for claiming their jobs depend on it. and for all of you conspiracy theorists throughout, you're right. this is not just a bunch of great minds thinking alike. it appears to be a totally coordinated effort. the ceos are getting their marching ord
48% of registered voters say the president won the content compared to 33% for mitt romney. after the candidates came out and shook hands, the gloves came off and the fight began starting with jobs and the auto industry bailout. >> obama: when governor romney said that we should let detroit go bankrupt, i said we're going to bet on american workers american auto industry, and it has come surging back. >> romney: that's precisely what i recommended and what happened. >> obama: candy, what governor romney said simply isn't true. he wanted to take them into bankruptcy without providing them any way to stay open, and we would have lost a million jobs. >> eliot: the president has hammered romney on the centerpiece of his campaign, his plan to cut taxes across the board to restore the economy. >> obama: we haven't heard from the governor any specifics beyond big bird and eliminating funding for planned parenthood in terms of how he pays for that. >> eliot: romney is taking his lumps on the issue of equal pay for women. last night the former massachusetts governor said he wanted women hi
came out with a strong and aggressive performance against mitt romney on foreign policy. the first instant poll from cbs shows 53% of undecided voters say president obama came out on top, just 23% say toward romney. but there are some differing opinions out there. according to cnn poll, only 40% of viewers say romney won but 60% say he is ready to handle the responsibilities of president. and 32% of independents say they are now more likely to vote for romney after last night's performance. that is surprising since by most accounts president obama effectively painted romney as untested reckless and inconsistent when it comes to foreign policy. he also mocked romney's knowledge of the military with the most popular zinger of the night. when romney complained that the navy has its smallest fleet in nearly 100 years, here is the president's response. >> obama: governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. we have these things called aircraft carriers where plan
," listen up, candidate romney! he's talking about you! >> let me warn you and let me warn the nation... against this whole invasion that says of course we believe these things. we believe in social security. we believe in work for the unemployed. we believe in saving homes. we believe in all of these things. but we do not like the way the present administration is doing them. we will do all of them. we will do more of them. we will do them better. and most important of all the doing of them will not cost anybody anything. [ applause ] >> jennifer: okay. first of all i admit last night was rough. even though i did predict here on this program that i thought the president would lose the first debate. i really, really didn't want it to happen! i was so hoping to be proven wrong. now, i admit it. progressives, you admit it, too. you were, before last night feeling your oats, you might have been getting a little bit cocky. some of you might have been able to -- been calling the race, cenk uygur and then last night
are in the homestretch of the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney met to debate foreign policy at lynn university in boca raton florida, last night and when it was all over, romney's running mate, congressman paul ryan, picked a winner close to his heart. >> i think governor romney won this debate and you know why i think he won it? because americans, for a third time now got to see a man ready to become a great president. >> eliot: the polls suggest voters saw the debate a little differently. undecided voters in a cbs news poll favored president obama's performance by 30 points over mitt romney. registered voters in a cnn poll gave the president an 8-point lead over his rival and voters in 11 swing states gave mr. obama an 11-point debate margin over romney in a public policy poll. those swing state voters also favored the president by 6 points when they were asked who they planned to support. the big sur prices last night for much of the debate, mitt romney seemed more concerned with obscuring the differences
and votototototototototototototototototototototototototototot >> cenk: welcome to the "the young turks." unfortunately mitt romney might have listened to me. i would attack from the left. you say wait a minute. mitt romney is not a progressive, you're right. who cares. >> i'd repeal dodd frank. we're not going to get rid of all regulation. you have to have regulation. >> cenk: unfortunately, it worked. we'll tell you the results and we'll tell you how it worked on the show. then did president obama take it easy on romney because fox news has been charging him with being an angry black man because of this old clip. >> what is happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? where is your money? it tells me that some how people in new orleans, they don't care about it as much. >> cenk: that is a really interesting debate. we'll have that on the show. and then toby zeigler from the "west wing"." >> it's not rocket science, it's labeled, but it takes a voter extra ten seconds to find it. >> cenk: how he would have done last night. all that and the elbow of the day. well somebody elbowed themselves. you might have been able to guess it. that'
might lead to an upward moment that could ultimately lead to a game changer. and team romney releases its list of one-liners. whether we're talking about jobs health care, debt or foreign policies the choice in this election is clear. i couldn't have said it better myself. >> jennifer: i can now tell you exactly what mitt romney is going to say in wednesday's presidential debate, and i'm going to tell you how you back home can rebut his claims. how do i know what he is going to say? because a talking point's memo from the campaign to romney's surrogates and allies it was leaked today. i know from experience that a memo coming like this just two days before a debate it is intended to prepare the surrogates and allies to parrot really the candidate to repeat and reinforce his position on every issue. so you are ready to hear it and it makes his ability to defend at the debate that much so that's what this memo is all about. wednesday's debate is going to focus on three of the most contentious issues of the campaign. the focus will be on the role of government,
: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." mitt romney attacks president obama on one of the president's strengths--foreign policy. the new poll shows the president passive, disconnected performance at last week' debate may have cost him his lead. that despite friday's jobs numbers showed that unemployment had finally dropped below 8% for the first time since the president took office. according to the latest pew poll if the election were held today, 49% of likely voters would support mitt romney to just 45% for president obama. the president led romney by eight points in that same poll just under a month ago. we'll have more on that a little later in the program. mitt romney may have been hoping to widen that lead with a much anticipated speech at the virginia military institute today that articulated his approach on foreign policy, focusing primarily on u.s. relations in the middle east. the g.o.p. contender portrayed the president as naive in his dealings with our enemies inand enempty with our friends. >> i know the president hopes for a safer freer and more prospe
ramifications of the storm including mitt romney's views on fema. >> we cannot, we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. it's immoral in my view. >> cenk: immoral to fund fema? it might be the opposite. that's stunning. we'll have more on that in just a little bit for you guys. another huge line by mitt romney on the campaign trail. >> romney: now owned by the italians are thinking of moving all production to china. i will fight for every good job in america. >> cenk: just not true. lies, lies lies. all right, we've got all that and so much more for you tonight. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> sandy has the campaign scrambling. >> we're keeping an eye on the ocean back here. >> obama: our number one priority is making sure that we're saving lives. >> debris is coming down, and now we're watching a partial collapse. >> and a lot of people are enduring very difficult times. >> water levels rising suddenly. >> very clear on what you're supposed to do. >> this is not a time to be stupid. >> we picked up the-- >> obama: fema personnel working with gover
us. last night, he came prepared to play, president obama crushing mitt romney, starting right off the bat when he said hey dude, you don't have a five-point plan, you have a one point plan, which is all about regarding the rich, the rich people like you and screwing the middle class. great performance by president obama. let's talk about it, but first we'll take a little timeout to get the latest update. lisa ferguson standing by. good morning. >> good morning everyone. president obama does have a slight edge right now in who voters think won the debate. the new poll has him at 46% compared to mitt romney's 39. it was a much sharper and more aggressive president obama that we heard coming from him last night. we'll have a lot of fact-checking and explaining for you. i want to start off with libya. this is an area romney had a chance to come out on top and should have come out on top but this turned out to be one of the president's strongest moments of the night. >> the suggestion that anybody on my team or the secretary of state, our u.n. ambassador, anybody on my team would play
massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate as the next three, two presidential one vice presidential are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15 minute segments. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects but i made the final selections and for the record they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments will be three on the economy and one each on health care the role of government, and governing. with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers applause boos hiss among other noisy distracting things, so we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though as we welcome president obama and governor romney. [ cheers and applause ] >> jim. >> gent
presidential debate of 2012 between president obama and governor romney. my panelists here with me are governor eliot spitzer, host of "viewpoint"; cenk uygur, the host and founder of "the young turks"; governor jennifer grandholm, two-time governor of michigan, and the star of the recent democratic convention >> jennifer: you say that to all of the governors. [ laughter ] >> al gore: no. and host of "the war room," and comedian and political commentator, john fugelsang. we are here covering the debate. you'll see the stage in denver there. you see all of their supporters and friends and the folks who are gathered in the denver area for this debate. milling around waiting for the event to start. here on current, we're going to do something different from what the other networks are doing. we're in a new era now. i'm going to ask cenk uygur to tell you how social media plays into our coverage and the difference it makes in politics in this day and time. >> cenk: absolutely. i'm really looking forward to this debate. you are going to see all of the tweets and g
had this to say about the possibility of mitt romney visiting new jersey. take a listen. >> is there any possibility that governor rogny may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have no idea nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. i've got a job to do here in new jersey. that's much bigger than presidential politics and i could care less about any of that stuff. i have a job to do. i've got 2.4 million people out of power. i've got devastation on the shore. i've got floods in the northern part of my state. if you think right now i give a damn about presidential politics then you don't know me. >> eliot: i don't know where to start with that one. i don't want to sound snarky but it reminds me of his convention speech where he didn't mention mitt romney once. maybe the two of them don't get along. who knows. i'm not going to go near it. chris christie has his own style. good for the president. speaking his mind and who knows. >> jennifer: i don't know if mitt romney woul
. we have a whole trunk full. all right. maybe the romney/ryan naval solution isn't quite that antiquated. still, they say the darnedest things, don't they? as for us, time to batten down the hatches. there will be giants to slay! >> jennifer: well, at last night's debate, mitt romney did seem kind of hard-pressed to come up with any real criticism of the obama administration's foreign policy positions. as our own john fuglesang here at current tv, he put it so wonderfully, it was as if romney were introducing the me, too doctrine. so how much does mitt romney support the president's foreign policy? well, let me count the ways. he agrees with the president's proposed 2014 withdrawal from afghanistan. he agrees with putting sanctions on iran. and he agrees with the president's handling of the iraq war. and the drone strikes and targeted killings in pakistan. but one place the candidates do diverge is on spending. here's what that looks like when you put the two plans side by side. president obama would hono
and mitt romney ran all over him like a truck crushing a bug. we don't need a moderator for the next debate. we didn't have one last night. we'll talk about it, who won who lost, is it going to change anything. first, let's take a little time out to get the latest, today's current news update as always from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill, welcome back. it is a good day to be back. good morning everyone. with the first debate under their belts the candidates are back on the campaign trail today. president obama starts out where he left off in denver then he heads to madison wisconsin. joe biden is in iowa and mitt romney is in virginia. but who wants to talk about all of that when what you really want to talk about is the debates. a lot of claims thrown around last night. we're going to do some fact checking for you this morning. but first let's start out with a bit of a recap. of the debate was moderated by mitt romney. oh wait, we mean jim lehrer who i think it is safe to say
romney leads. which way does ohio go? tell you in a little bit. then, big bird, guilty or not guilty? >> it's me, big with bird. >> big yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about it's sesame street. >> people are criticizing that ad. are they right or wrong? i will decide. later in the program, is this the world's worst wedding ever? >> in the video, you can see officers wield be batons. it was necessary to control the crowd which police say had been drinking. >> that's not even the elbow of the day, although a couple of elbows did fly in that. all right it's go time! ♪ ♪ >> bernie madoff. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> glut tons of greed. one man has the gouts speak its name. >> it's me, big bird. >> i love big bird. >> somebody's cracking down on big bird. >> big yellow, a manness to our economy. >> he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> we just think it's time you flew the coop. >> that was a good debate. i liked the debate. >> new strategies, just call it liars. >> don't pay attention to that behind the curt
. >> john: i think if the president goes into it with the approach that mitt romney has no moral core and says things like liar, he will be accused of being unpresidential. as a politician he believes in one thing; that he is meant to be president. and through that prism all of his flip flops make perfect sense. so i think president obama can easily shade that by saying i know governor romney has had a new positions on this issue dot, dot dot -- if he allows himself to whatever he is subtly do to put a wedge between mitt romney and the middle class, i think you'll see a different ow come. >> eliot: i because his performance was so lackluster but he didn't present his affirmative case, so before he can go after mitt romney he needs to make his affirmative case, and explain why he want him to continue as president. and then go after mitt romney. i think it's a little dicey if he goes right after mitt romney. >> jennifer: that's for sure. >> eliot: we near a townhall setting. in the vice presidential debate it was the three in the first debate it was really mitt r
. the president is otherwise leading absent those yellow states with 237 electoral votes to mitt romney's 191. in ohio a public policy polling survey shows that president obama is leading by 4 percentage points, plus yesterday a columbus dispatch poll had the president up nine points. so let's give those 18 electoral votes to president obama, brings him to 255 and romney 191. in florida a poll shows president obama leading by 1 percentage point. that's until the margin of error, so we'll keep those as a toss up at yellow. out in iowa -- again these are all polls out today -- in iowa there was a we ask america poll showing president obama 44%. we'll give the president those electoral votes. things are looking better, though, for mitt romney in north carolina. in north carolina the arg poll shows romney leading 50-46%. and a ppp poll out today that shows it all even. so we'll keep that state in the toss-up column. there are 36 days until the election. this election actually despite everything you are hearing it is still up in the air. so don't count your chickens folk. back
for is haunting mitt romney courtesy of the obama campaign. it is 8'2" tall and covered with yellow feather. more on that in a moment. first, the cnn poll showed if the election were held today, likely voters would favor obama over romney by just four points. while ohio has obama ahead by just one point. earlier today romney campaigned in iowa where he tried to appeal to the farm vote. >> romney: i will do everything in my power to strengthen once again the american farm the family farm strengthen our economy. >> eliot: but as romney spoke a plane flu over head that said crack down on wall street not sesame street. they are trying to exploit romney's promise to end government support with public television with that banner and this ad. >> big yellow a menace to our economy, mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about it's sesame street. >> romney: the president is spending his time talking about saving big bird. i'll spend my time talk about saving jobs. >> eliot: eric fehrnstrom seems to think even less. ann romney and tag staged an intervention t
on economic policy. mitt romney would tell a crowd of iowa supporters and the world how he would lead the country forward into a new era of prosperity and growth. romney spoke today and yes romney did dust off the same five-point economic plan he has been touting for months. the only thing remotely fresh that romney offered was more cries for change wrapped in a series of unrelenting attacks on president obama who apparently bears sole responsibility for everything that has gone wrong in washington the fast four years. >> this is a year of a choice. americans want to see changes. four years ago people voted for a partisan president and washington is in gridlock because of it president obama reminds us that he inherited a terrible economy. it's not what he inherited but with the misguided policies that slowed the recovery and caused millions of americans to endure lengthy poverty. >> eliot: with change in the latest theme for the drive to the white house smith fired back saying, the only ching romney is offering is to take us back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy in
time. well if you found it hard to believe what mitt romney was saying in tuesday night's debate, now you know why. think progress has documented 31 lies. in 41 minutes. a new record for liar, liar, pants on fire. so now you know how to know when mitt romney is not telling the truth. yeah. when his lips are moving! we'll talk about those lies for you but first let's take a little time out to get the latest, start off with today's current news update. here she is, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. president obama and mitt romney are both capitalizing on the debate spin this week. particularly in going after women voters. and can you guess what the number one search term on google was yesterday? binders full of women. not only is that one not playing well for romney, it is not even true. those binders came from a group called the massachusetts government appointments project which put the list together before romney was even elected. so for h
, honey. thanks to all of my jeff i'm gen jennifer grandholm, who says they can't get along. mitt romney flatters the president. like the poor dog who doesn't realize he is wearing a shock color. mitt romney again sticks his nose into foreign policy. no humiliating statements this time embarrassing gaffes no new ideas, no boldness no inspiration, no excitement and definitely nothing like this. >> infawnty cams in to score, and the tigers are going in two games to none! ♪ >> jennifer: okay. forgive me but it is completely appropriate that we start tonight with a tip of my hat and cup to my detroit tigers. for the moment anyway providing a distraction from really more unpleasant matters. it pains me to say this but mitt romney's debate performance was really one of record books. because according to the gallup poll he beat president obama by more than 50 points. that's the biggest spread in any presidential debate ever. now romney is going to go head to head with the president on domestic issues and foreign policy. romney laid out his clearest foreign policy plan to
news. president obama was pulling away from mitt romney then he flopped in the most lopsided debate of all times. and now the policy poll shows a two point lead for mitt romney. >> so even wealthy people -- would you put a cap on how much they could deduct for example as far as charitable contributes are concerned? because i have heard you mention the $17,000 cap if you will for come folks out there and i would like you to elaborate if you don't mind. >> i don't intend to lay out a piece of legislation here because i intend to work with congress. >> eliot: members of congress are already trying to form a plan of their own to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff. on tuesday eight senator convened at george washington's mount vernon estate to try to get a deal. one of them was chuck schumer. today he challenged a premise this tax rates at the top should come down. >> it would be a huge mistake to take the dollars we gain from closing loopholes and put them into reducing rates for the highest income brackets rather than into reducing the deficit. the reality is any path
had until the first debate when suddenly a new mitt romney sprung to the stage. it was quite a remarkable performance by mitt romney. stay right here we'll have the real dee bait beginning in a mere 3 seconds stay right here. ♪ >> eliot: welcome back. it is politically direct current tv's coverage of the second presidential debate. i'm joined here by governor jennifer granholm, two-term governor of michigan. i always say the best speaker at the democratic convention. she stirred the audience and our own john fuglesang whose great show will be beginning shortly. so in a minute and less, we'll have the opening bell. jennifer, what do you expect to see the president do to show he's in command he's in charge. >> jennifer: i think he will speak with clarity about the differences between him and mitt romney. i think he will bring it home with optimism and passion. >> john: i think the president needs to show he's more comfortable around humans. this is the forum to do it. >> eliot: tonight will be about differences and contra
about the differences between him and mitt romney. i think he will bring it home with optimism and passion. >> john: i think the president needs to show he's more comfortable around humans. this is the forum to do it. >> eliot: tonight will be about differences and contrast. if there was a word in the last debate, it was convergence. the president seemed to be malleable. >> jennifer: mitt romney was malleable. president can't allow him to do it. >> john: mitt romney has to be better than last time. if he plateaus, it is not a win for him. >> eliot: everybody looks at him and expects a super human performance. whether he can match that, who knows. town hall performance that makes it harder. you have to interact with the question of real people. that dynamic has to be navigated. let's join candy crowley cnn's own moderator. >> good evening from hofstra university in hempstead new york. i'm candy crowley from cnn state of the union. we're here for the second presidential debate, a town hall sponsored by th
since then at least according to governor romney. women are still thinking about a lot of important things like how fast they can get out of the office and cook for their families. >> i recognize if you are going to have women in the work force sometimes you have to be more flexible. my chief of staff had two kids in school and she said i can't be here until 7:00 or 8:00 at night, i need to get home to fix dinner for my kids. >> jennifer: he also claimed he sought qualified women to work for him. >> i said gosh can't we find some women that are also qualified. i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks and they brought us whole binders full of women. >> jennifer: binders full of women. but behind the awkward ward beaver meets hugh hefner wording, there still were no specifics. he still has not said if he supports the lilly ledbetter act. you'll remember this answer. >> jennifer: crickets. well, it's october, and we are still waiting. last night actually senior advisor, ed gillespie told the "huffington post" that mitt romney wou
gets the jobs report, the president gets a political boost and mitt romney loses two of his favorite talking points. >> now and then you are going to say something that does not come out right. >> and to all of those hidden video donors, i would like to welcome you to the mitt romney flip flop support group. we have meetings every tuesday. ♪ >> jennifer: william edwards demming, he is a 20th century management guru he coined the phrase in god we trust, all others bring data. it has since been the guiding principal of countless ceos from general election to google. well the republicans may need a knew principal. remember these numbers? 42 million versus 24 million. those numbers are from a bloomberg study showing over the last 50 years, democrats created nearly twice as many jobs as republicans did. that is significant data. those are some cold hard facts. well today, that data got stronger. the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, which is the lowest since the president first took office. sure, i know. we need to do better, but the data is the data. progress is being ma
of the storm including mitt romney's views on fema. >> we cannot, we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. it's immoral in my view. >> cenk: immoral to fund fema? it might be the opposite. that's stunning. we'll have more on that in just a little bit for you guys. another huge line by mitt romney on the campaign trail. >> romney: now owned by the italians are thinking of moving all production to china. i will fight for every good job in america. >> cenk: just not true. lies, lies lies. all right, we've got all that and so much more for you tonight. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> sandy has the campaign scrambling. >> we're keeping an eye on the ocean back here. >> obama: our number one priority is making sure that we're saving lives. >> debris is coming down, and now we're watching a partial collapse. >> and a lot of people are enduring very difficult times. >> water levels rising suddenly. >> very clear on what you're supposed to do. >> this is not a time to be stupid. >> we picked up the-- >> obama: fema personnel working with government. >> more
poll shows mitt romney is making up ground in key swing states and he owes a lot of that to his rising popularity among women. >> mitt romney now leads president obama with five points. tied 48 to 48. he is still ahead with men, though. so the movement among women has put this race on the bubble. and today, ann romney who is leading the effort to get women to vote republican was in the battleground state of pennsylvania. >> find an independent that voted for barack obama last time or a democrat that voted for barack obama last time. and say how have the last four years been? you want the same thing. go ahead. you want a change for a better prosperous future? vote for mitt romney. >> jennifer: paul ryan voted for the lilly ledbetter act. romney has always pledged to defund planned parenthood, would appoint supreme court justices who would overturn rowee v. wade. and the president has to call this out. republicans are arguing from freedom from regulation, unless of course you are a woman. don't worry your pretty little heads about it gals. even with all of this i
romney. now the race is simply too close to call. let's go to the national numbers first. the president trails the former massachusetts governor by two points in the latest gallup tracking poll. mr. obama leads romney by a single point in the politico gwu poll and perhaps giving him solace, likely voters in the absence news "washington post" poll give mr. obama a three-point edge over governor romney. turning to 12 swing states that will almost certainly decide the election the aggregateed united states today gallup poll has the president trailing mitt romney 46-50%. and astonishing after all the talk last summer of a gender gap women voters in those states split their preferences with 48% for each candidate. but the likely poll of has a tie and the public polling shows the president trailing romney by two points in north carolina. president obama prepared for tomorrow's debate in williamsburg. he seemed confident when requested about it. >> how are things going. >> it is going great. >> eliot: of course he said the same thing before the first debate. while the president's poll numbers
of what romney told a june conference call with self-described small business owners sponsored by the national federation of business. "i hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. and whether. >>gree with me or president obama or whatever you political view i hope, i hope you pass those along to your employees. nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business." >> eliot: in our political world shaped by the supreme court's 2010 citizens united decision limits on employers' political speech and plos littizing to employees have been significantly reduced. among the not so call small business owners taking advantage of the change, two of our conservative plutocrats, the koch brothers. with a pack mailed to employees urged them to vote for among others, big surprise, mitt romney. for more, i'm joined by mike elk, staff writer for "in these
-point everyone over romney in another poll. the cnn poll showing president obama trailing romney in florida, and he's leading in 11 other battleground states. including an eight-point lead in iowa and a six-point lead in wisconsin. just as we begin to focus less on the national polls and more on the swing states, so the unemployment numbers can be broken out state by state with some good news for the president. the bureau of labor statistics reports unemployment dropped sharply in nine swing states over the past nine months, and no, it's not a conspiracy, but it may explain why the president's numbers remain more solid in those critical swing states. while mitt romney was off the campaign trail to prepare for monday's debate, an energized president obama campaigned in fairfax, virginia. while he admitted he was no doctor, he offered a new diagnostic term for his rival's flip flopping on the issues. >> he's changing up so much and backtracking and side stepin' we got to--we got to name this condition that he's going through. i think--i think it's called romnesia. >> eliot: nice line but when
again -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: mitt romney gave a foreign policy address that also had a bunch of lies in it. >> that's a good tease actually. if you stop right there. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: some of the points he made -- >> stop it. blah, blah, blah -- >> la la, la -- >> stephanie: would be devastated if they were at all true. i'm like a sprinter tossing the baton now. play the chariots of fire music now. >> you like to work the baton into everything, don't you? good morning. if there is one important lesson we have learned from the last presidential debate is that hell hath no fury like a muppet scorn. a new nationaled a out today from the obama campaign puts the absurdity in to context. >> criminals gut tons of greed, and one man has the guts to speak his name. >> romney: big bird. big bird. big bird. >> it's me big bird. >> pbs itself points out the amount of money it gets from the government equals what the pentagon spends in just sixth hours. and other things have to do with debunk things that were said in virginia. the claimed t
. it is a little early. and the winner has already pronounced to be david gregory. mitt romney's trash collector is talking. paul ryan has a hard time doing his math homework and best of all, a man with a doubly phallic name has endorsed governor romney. first, here's lisa. >> good morning everyone. it's not about whether you win or lose. it's how you play the game unless you're running for president then it is about winning but not according to mitt romney. in his version of reality where the polls are made up and the results don't matter he says the debates are about something bigger than winning. they're a chance for each candidate to present their funeral path to -- their future path to america. the president has said something very similar. his campaign said do not expect any big attacks because mr. obama just wants to continue his conversation with the american people. but romney is still prepping some zingers nonetheless. we may have got an bit of a preview in denver. here's a look. >> we've had 43 straight mo
with a uso-like where indicate katery perry will perform. but the enemy, mitt romney is also on the march. reflies from nevada to iowa -- wait -- nevada iowa to ohio, and all of these states have early voting. look. in nevada where 11% of the population has already voted there are good signs for the democrats. 45% democrats, 35 republican. in iowa almost a quarter of the stated has already voted, 47% democrats, 31% republicans. in ohio counter insurgency effort by republicans. that state doesn't report party affiliation so we have less intel there, but we know that 8% of turned in their ballots. and the president is ahead in the polls there. now let's take a look on the ground. in ohio the obama campaign has 131 field offices. meanwhile the romney army -- maybe i should say navy -- has just 40. in iowa, the president, 66 field offices, romney has ten. in nevada 26 for obama, ten for romney. i was reviewing the troops if florida and virginia, waves of bah -- battalions each day. face-to-face target contacts with target voters at their homes/barracks. thousands are troop
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